The Fall 2012 wedding gowns have just been shown in New York, and some beautiful trends have been emerging. We are seeing continuations of some of the trends from recent seasons (especially natural waistlines and tulle), and the introduction of a few new trends. Get inspired by all the fabulous trends for 2012 wedding dresses.
Tulle rules! Virtually every single bridal designer featured tulle in their collections. The fun thing is that tulle skirts are being shown in a wide variety of ways. There are classic tulle ballgowns, such as the timeless jeweled-free neck gown shown at Amsale. Many designers featured tulle formed into fluffy three-dimensional forms for fullness and movement on the skirt. There were drop waisted and empire waist tulle skirts on gowns at Marchesa. There were even wedding gowns made with crumpled black tulle at Vera Wang. And if tulle is not your thing, other sheer fabrics like organza and chiffon are also very popular.
Lace is another fantastic trend for 2012 wedding gowns. Like tulle, lace was one of the hottest things going at the Fall 2012 bridal market. Brides craving a non-copycat version of the Princess Kate bridal gown will adore a fabulous new lace bodice gown with sleeves by Marchesa. It has a sweetheart neckline under a very dramatic lace and a cummberbund at the waist. It is a cross between Kate Middleton and Grace Kelly, made with a unique lace for an updated twist. Royal inspiration propelled lace to a top trend at virtually every bridal house.
Vintage inspired beaded sheaths were a gorgeous style that was shown by some designers for 2012 weddings. Jenny Packham in particular showcased numerous fluid gowns with incredible embroidery and beadwork. There were beaded chiffon gowns that skim the body and slinky draped satiny halter gowns like something out of the Golden Age of Hollywood. It would be fun to play up the retro nature of these chic dresses with crystal chandelier bridal jewelry. Pnina Tornai had her own take on vintage style sheath bridal gowns, with lots of her signature jeweled accents. Ultra glamorous cz bridal jewelry would be just the thing to accent one of Pnina's eye-popping sheaths.
A trend for 2012 wedding dresses that all brides will enjoy is the broad array of neckline choices. There are certainly still a lot of strapless dresses around, but there are a lot of other options too. There were gowns with sleeves, illusion necklines, one shoulder dresses, halters, slender tank straps, bateau necklines, and even sheer wrapped shoulders. A standout neckline was a very elegant portrait neckline wedding gown designed by Carolina Hererra. I love that brides will be able to find a gown in any neckline that they want for 2012!
All of these major trends for 2012 bridal gowns were some other new styles of note. High-low skirts which show off the bride's shoes were shown by Oscar de la Renta, Ulla-Maija Couture, and Maggie Sottero, to name a few. If you are shopping for a Fall 2012 wedding dress, you will definitely have many fabulous choices!